Q&A Gas Logs..the effect on my gas bill

QandA Posted By QandA, Jun 10, 2004 at 2:20 PM

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    Nov 27, 2012

    I am considering installing gas logs- but am not sure what the impact will be to my gas bill. In other words I have not been able to determine the efficiency of using gas for my fireplace. I know it will depend on the local cost of gas- the intensity and length of the fire- etc- but I was wondering if there is a rule of thumb for estimating how expensive it would be to burn gas logs. Thanks for your help


    Different for Propane or natural gas (LP is about double). There is some info at the web site about the cost of BTU-- (go to "what's it all about" and then pick "specific information"..then select the "more info about gas" but's here's a summary Vented Gas Logs---30-000 to 90-000 BTU/Hr --Low efficiency (10%) cost 40 cents to $1.50 per hour) Unvented Logs -10-000 to 40-000 BTU/HR 99% Efficiency cost 20 cents to 60 cents per hour. If you have the $$$- a Gas Fireplace Insert is also a good choice- as these have sealed fronts- high efficiency- and are vented up the chimney.

    Try the fuel cost calcuator at the link below.

    Link: Compare the costs of fuels
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